Remind me very much of the Tauran from Blizzard's World of Warcraft, but I think the traditions and ceremonies you give here have a more "authentic" feel to them. The trial of the freezing river and the "yodeling" are both colorful touches. Perhaps a human druid/ranger could discover the source of their lowered fertility and restore peace between the two races. Go to Comment
A golem who broke away from the chain off command and became sentient, as a PC, might be interesting in this setting.
A golem re-emergence as sentient, peaceful and "reformed" might be also fun! Go to Comment
After saving Princess of Pearls from the dragon Sangia, the warrior Falha took his bride and built her a home on the banks of the Agares river. After a time, that one house grew into what looked like the preeminent city of Falhath, Daurus. Daurus would quickly be overshadowed by economically dominant Ozea and its place in the great play of things would fade.
Daurus has a very long history and is often referred to as the Cradle of Falhath, and the birthplace/home/tomb of its first hero Falha. The city itself speaks of its heritage as many of the streets are very old, the stones worn flat by the tramping of centuries of feet. The architecture is pre-Old World as a great deal of effort has been expended in restoring and maintaining the old buildings. This, tied with the lack of violence or battles near the city has given it a feeling of sanctity.
Daurus survives on flax crops and pilgrims who visit the Shrine of Falha, the hero's tomb. Go to Comment
Never a very large city, Soixane only draws soldiers and explorers to its gated walls. The city was raised sometime in during the Old Empire, and served as a bulwark against the denizens of the Great Woses. The walls are tall and thick, and they are crenellated with multiple soldier's towers along their length.
During the Twilight Soixane was reduced to almost a ghost town, but after the resurgence of the Kingdom of Trinistine it was resettled. New activity in the Woses demanded that the old border forts be remanned lest the ogres and savages of the swamps pour out across the sparsely defended eastern provinces.
The city is known for its rice and the ruhig peppers known as magebane. Go to Comment
While bearing the name of the Old World garrison, the new Tausend has very little to do with the old, and the two are more than 30 miles from each other. According to local records, after Tausend was completed razed during the Nightmare war, the survivors fled to the surrounding woods.
Afterwards they took up simple tools and tried to survive as best they could. During the Twilight new Tausend was built on a new location and developed a timber based economy, as well as being the site of the first Ebionite Monastary. These Pauper Monks would do much to restore Tausend to being a full township and would also make the city one of Sangreal's solid supporters.
Tausend now is a center for lumber processing and woodworking, as well as being one of the secondary sources for books, wine, linen, and ink in Falhath Go to Comment
The PCs have been traveling for a long time down the same stretch or round with no sign of anything suspicious. As they cross over to the next hill they see a gigantic splater of blood with a bleached dragons scull in the center of it. It the dragon skull's mouth is a tattered backpack with something wiggling inside of it.